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    Mental Health Plagues Los Angeles Clippers PG John Wall

    Los Angeles Clipper star PG John Wall admits to struggling and dealing with mental health issues after suffering his Achilles injury. Over the past two years, Wall seems to not have been able to catch a break from life, reported CNN. The 31-year-old spoke about his experiences during an interview with the Salvation Army. In fact, during the interview, he describes the past two years as one of the “darkest places I’ve ever been in.”

    Later, ClutchPoints tweeted a snippet of Wall’s interview. He spoke about during his times of doubt and pure sadness he battled suicidal thoughts. Attempting to understand, after being sidelined for two years, especially, being recognized as one of the best in the league at the time can be mentally draining. In fact, he had to hear even once he returned about him losing a step from fans and the organization. Naturally, this deteriorates one’s confidence, and possibly over time, unsettling thoughts crept in.

    “I once contemplated suicide,” Wall revealed. “I went through tough times like tearing my Achilles, losing my mom, my grandma passing away a year later during the COVID pandemic. I also underwent chemotherapy and sat beside my mom as she took her final breaths, wearing the same clothes for three consecutive days.”

    How did John Wall Reach this Point?

    During the interview, Wall went into great detail on his Achilles injury, however, he discusses his mom being sick. Later, she eventually passes and then followed by his grandmother passing just a year later. Not to mention, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that took place. It appears Wall was juggling more than the average person does and it began to have wear and tear on him mentally. Yet, Wall expresses that these tough times made him tougher and stronger mentally. He doesn’t regret any of it because through those tough times he’s come out from the other side advantageous.

    “Me going to the chemotherapy and sitting there. I witnessed my mom’s final breath, spending three consecutive days in the same clothes while sobbing on the couch,” Wall expressed. “Looking at all that, I’m like, if I can get through this, I can get through anything in life.”

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